tanjung rhu is a story about the relationship between Mr.T.W.Li , is a rich buissnessman in the shipping buisness and his mother , Ah Ma . Mr . Li's office i Shenton Way is a modern as he is . His mother however , is a traditional with strong religion beliefs and practises ancestor worship .Ah Ma n Mr . Li have a close relationship . the day after Ah Ma's funeral , Mr .Li recalls the day he brought his mother a pair of binocular
Mr .Li's excitement was dashed when his didn't use it the way he want to .Mr.Li want her to have a better vision but Ah Ma can only see Tanjung Rhu of th past through the binocular . Indirectly,Ah Ma is trying to make Mr. Li remember who he want before he become a serius buissnessman . Mr . Li cannot remember all the details of his childhood and when he tried to ask Ah Ma , she had already became to sick to talk to him .
the story end with Mr.Li trying to fulfill Ah Ma's wish of getting the key to the drawer that keep her important things for the altar . In the process of looking for the key . Mr.Li suddenly could see Tanjung Rhu. .